Kings Orchard Marina

Kings Orchard Marina, Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Staffordshire. WS13 8PY
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Located in Staffordshire on the Coventry Canal, nestled within a beautiful rural location.

Lichfield town centre is about 3 1/2 miles away from the marina giving you a great choice of bars and restaurants and other useful local amenities for groceries, activities and so on.

The Coventry Canal forms part of the Leicester Ring including The Trent and Mersey Canal, The Grand Union, Leicester Section, Canal and the North Oxford Canal. The Coventry Canal opened in 1769 and was constructed to join the vast expanding city of Coventry with The Trent and Mersey Canal. The Canal was once busy with narrowboats carrying coal but commercial traffic ceased soon after World War II. The Canal is surprisingly rural and has recently seen an increase in the amount of narrowboat craft enjoying the route

Fradley Junction - One of the best picturesque waterside scenes in the Midlands there are moorings here and it is a very popular location for both narrow-boaters and for Gongoozlers (people who enjoy watching the activities on the canals)

Tamworth - A short walk from the towpath leads you to the pleasant town of Tamworth where you will discover 'The Snowdome' a fun packed family attraction where you can learn to ski or toboggan on real snow on the impressive 170 metre slope. Tamworth Castle - Located in the town centre next to the River Tame the castle has existed since Anglo Saxon times. Take a tour of the castle and journey through time starting at the Medieval Dungeons, not for the feint hearted though as Tamworth Castle is said to be home to many ghosts and spirits.

Birmingham is famous for having more miles of canals than Venice and in the middle of the 18th century there were 174 miles of canals in the area and there is still over 100 miles that remain navigable. Birmingham's first canal was opened in 1769 and used to carry coal from Wednesbury's coalfield to the industries in Birmingham. Walk the tow paths and see the city in a whole new light, there are over 15 miles of canal within the city centre. Gas Street Basin was the hub of Birmingham's canal system and today it is well worth a visit for its range of waterside pubs and to see the pretty canal boats moored there. Stroll into the city to discover the wealth of shops including the controversial Selfridge's building an iconic curved structure with a cladding of 15,000 spun aluminium discs. The Bull ring has been a site to a market for more than 800 years and is still hosting indoors and outdoor markets today. Visit the Jewellery Quarter where you can find the best deals and prices

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Directions to Kings Orchard Marina

Address : Kings Orchard Marina, Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Staffordshire. WS13 8PY

By Road : The A38 offers the easiest access. Leave the A38 onto the A5192, Cappers Lane turning east (away from Lichfield). Take the first left and follow country lane. Follow country lane over canal bridge and, with The Plough on your right, bear immediately left looking out for brown tourist sign directing you to marina entrance on your left. For Sat Nav users, we advise you use the postcode for the Plough pub that is a 3 minute drive from the marina: WS13 8PY.

By Rail : The nearest rail station is Lichfield Trent Valley where we are just a short distance away. Lichfield Trent Valley rail station can be reached from all the major train stations. For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to

By Air : The closest airport to the marina is Birmingham International Airport which is a ~30 minute drive away.From London Airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Euston train station. From there take a train to Lichfield Trent Valley which is very close to the marina.

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Updated on Jan 30,2023 by Uk Canal Boating for Kings Orchard Marina
Routes from Kings Orchard Marina
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Canal Boating Routes from Kings Orchard Marina
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Great Hayward and Shugborough Hall from Kings Orchard Marina Few Locks 3.00 to 4.00 15.00 10
Burton on Trent home of the National Brewery Centre from Kings Orchard Marina Short Break 3.00 to 5.00 16.00 22
Drayton Manor Theme park and Tamworths Snow Dome from Kings Orchard Marina City 3.00 6.75 0
Coventry and return from Kings Orchard Marina Few Locks 4.00 to 7.00 32.00 26
Black Country Ring from Kings Orchard Marina City 7.00 to 8.00 42.50 79
Stoke on Trent and the Potteries including Wedgwood from Kings Orchard Marina Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 36.50 46
Nottingham and return from Kings orchard Marina Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 40.00 46
Warwick and return from Kings Orchard Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 48.00 102
Birmingham and the Black Country Museum from Kings Orchard Marina City 7.00 to 10.00 37.00 82
Market Drayton and return from Kings Orchard Marina Rural 10.00 to 14.00 59.50 48
Warwickshire ring from Kings Orchard marina Ring 10.00 to 14.00 66.00 120
Caldon Canal from Kings Orchard Marina Longer Stay 10.00 to 11.00 58.00 80
Canal Boats from Kings Orchard Marina
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Canal Boats operating from Kings Orchard Marina
Grass Wren Canal Boat
Class : Wren
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

Piping Plover 2 Canal Boat
Class : Plover
(Sleeps a maximum of 5 People).

Festive Amazon Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Fig Parrot Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Flappet Lark Canal Boat
Class : Lark
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Pine Warbler Canal Boat
Class : Warbler
(Sleeps a maximum of 8 People).

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Other Useful Information for Kings Orchard Marina

Accommodation : Premier Inn - Lichfield City Centre or Tamworth

Taxis : Two Five Five Taxis- 01543 255255 Lichfield Direct Cabs

Groceries : Tamworth Co-op or Fradley Co-op Tesco Express, Netherstowe, Lichfield

Bike Hire : N/a